Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Still standing...however wobbly

We came across this scene during our one and only rambling drive...it is as far off the road as it appears in the top photo. It struck a cord of lonesomeness in me...wondering about the lives that were lived there. I wondered was it an old bachelor or was it a family. It was probably at least half an hour to the nearest store with today's travel...let alone back then.

I wondered how long they would stay on the place without seeing another soul to talk to. That would be the time when a big family would really be a blessing...imagine being an only child living there.

And with all the hills, hollers and rocks in the general area, I thought what a rough ride it would have been to go any where in a wagon. It would have jarred your teeth loose if you weren't careful. The field right around this house did not seem to have all the rocks sticking out of the ground that so much of the area had...but still they would have had to pass through it to get any where.
I zoomed in for this view...don't you wish you knew its story? And wouldn't you love to prowl around the area to see what you could find?
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I went for my first session of physical therapy on my shoulder/arm. It is not going to be rough...just time consuming. And there is no danger of her making the tear in my rotator cuff worse. She really made me feel reassured in that area.

She could tell that I don't deal with stress well...told me I needed to learn better ways to deal with it. I told her I come from a long line of worriers...LOL It is easier said than done. She gave me a couple little exercises to do to help loosen up the muscles in the arm, plus a breathing exercise to help me relax. It really works if I do it right...but the way I am I have/need to do it often.

For now, I am signing off with the intent of laying down...she did say we should be able to have me sleeping better fairly soon. Right now this 2/3:00 a.m to 5:00 and 6:00-6:30 a.m. thing is for the birds. I get up then and feed the cats, then try to prop up on the couch or in the recliner for more sleep...and I do usually sleep some but it is not restful...I wake every little bit.

19 comments:

Clara....in TN said...

Rose, where is this lonely looking house. Is it in TN? I'm like you...I would love to know the history of the place and the family that lived there. It's nice to see places like this, but can you imagine living like that now? It may be coming to that again.

Clara....in TN said...

And Oh, I hope your arm gets to felling better. Losing sleep can take a tole on you!

texwisgirl said...

what a cute little 'shack'. i vote bachelor/hunter pad.

A piece of news said...

I often go by houses like this and ponder what is was like, who they were or what the house looked like at the time. I wonder how they got along or why they settled there.

Thank you so VERY much not only for donating, but for the being the first one to donate to my charity running.

As for the PT, I'm really loving it. I hope you can say the same.

Montanagirl said...

That's really a quaint old house. It does make one wonder who lived there and what kind of life they had. Hope your shoulder is better soon.

Ginny said...

This shack in the middle of nowhere is quite something. I do hope your shoulder gets all better, I have two torn ones, and mine did!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Bless your heart, Rose. I know about PAIN. When I had my knee pain (before my surgery last June), the pain was horrible --especially when trying to sleep... NO FUN...

Glad you are getting some Physical Therapy though... Keep it up!!!!!!

Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy
P.S. Yes--I'd love to know the history behind that little house...

Neal said...

Like you I would like to know the story of the house.

George said...

I'm glad to hear that you feel good about your first physical therapy session. I had to go through physical therapy after a serious illness many years ago, and it was a wonderful (but hard) experience.
I like both of your pictures of the cabin. It would be neat to hear the story of that place.

Mildred said...

What an interesting little shack. I picture a bachelor having lived here.
I am glad the physical therapist reassured you and I hope you can begin to rest better soon.

EG Wow said...

I'm so glad you are going therapy! Hopefully you will be well sooner rather than later!

Judy said...

I can be a worrier so I can totally relate. I'm glad you're going to therapy, hopefully it will be the trick for you to getting better. We see lots of those here and I would love to know the story behind them.

Tricia said...

It would be like a treasure hunt in that field & shack if I could get my hands on it... it kinda reminds me of Little House on the Prairie... I'd sooo love to hear it's story!!! =)

It's good to hear you've started physical therapy & I seriously hope she's right about getting more sleep... I don't know about you, but when I don't sleep, YiKeS! Watch out E V E R Y O N E!!! LoL!
Sleep is very important!!!

don said...

I really like this old place you spotted to shoot. It works so well to see the place from a distance and then get a good closer in view too. Very nice post. I hope you get things going better for you so your normal sleep returns.

Carletta said...

I wouldn't mind having a small place like that for a getaway. This looks a little beyond restoring however.
Hope your arm gets better soon.
I'm like Betsy I know pain and then with stress combined it really doesn't help. Listen to your doctor. :)

Jacob said...

I'm sorry about your arm. I didn't know. Hopefully, the therapist will provide you the means to get back to normal!

Love these kinds of shots...and yes, I always wonder and try to picture in my mind who lived there and what their life was like...

I'll bet if you dug around that house you'd find a lot of interesting stuff, including bottles!

Mary said...

A very lonely looking place. Would be hard in bad weather to be so alone. Glad that they can help your arm without surgery. Keep doing the exercies! I know I get really tired of doing the knee ones, but I'm still keeping at it and it does make a difference. Making your shoulder more comfortable and sleeping better should help a lot.

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Rose,

All of your questions and comments about that lonely home is a great beginning for a novel.

I hope your shoulder is much better soon. I've had the same problem with my right arm. The pain was unexplainable to anyone around me. I was miserable at night. I just want to let you know it DOES get better! I'm three years removed from it all now.

Big hugs from Port Canaveral,
Lois

Max-e said...

Hi Rose, I love these old houses. They have so much character - if only they could talk.

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